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What Is Rosh Hashanah?

Rosh Hashanah is a celebration of the Jewish New Year. Unlike the secular New Year, Rosh Hashanah is ushered in with intense moral and spiritual introspection. Learn more with this overview to this biblically mandated holy day.

The Yom Kippur Goats

The Yom Kippur service today no longer includes many of the elements as prescribed in the Bible, including the two goats. Yet, the message inherent in this ritual still resonates for us today. Learn more with this devotional teaching.
People praying in the streets to the Western Wall in Jerusalem during Yom Kippur

What is Yom Kippur?

Yom Kippur, the holiest day on the Jewish calendar, is the culmination of the High Holy Days that began ten days ago with Rosh Hashanah. It represents the final opportunity for teshuvah, repentance, and it is observed with prayers, fasting, and beseeching God for forgiveness.

Recipes for Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah is a holiday of celebration and introspection and many of the themes associated with the Jewish New Year are best expressed through the special foods that are traditionally served. Try some of these traditional recipes for Rosh Hashanah.

Shofar - The Sounds of Repentance

The sounding of the shofar, or ram's horn, is one of the most defining elements of the Rosh Hashanah observance. Use this study to explore the various meanings and spiritual lessons that are associated with this biblically mandated tradition.

Yom Kippur - The Day of Atonement

Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, begins on September 27th at sundown. Watch now as Fellowship President and CEO Yael Eckstein explains the significance of this most holy day on the Jewish calendar and how it is observed in Israel and around the world.

The Three Spiritual Pillars

In preparation for the High Holy Days, Judaism employs Three Pillars -- repentance, prayer, and charity -- to help people ready their hearts. Join Fellowship President Yael Eckstein as she explains this personal journey of faith all Jews embark on at this time of year, beginning with the first spiritual pillar -- repentance. To find out more about preparing for the High Holy Days, visit our High Holy Days resource page.

Prayer - Work of the Heart

In this study, learn the Jewish perspective on prayer, the power of prayer, and the importance of persistence in prayer.

The Biblical Temple

The temple was a place of worship for the Jewish people and the very center of their lives, faith, and relationship with God. Download this bulletin to learn more about the Temple. Click here to watch a brief video to see what Jerusalem looked like during the era of the Second Temple.

Returning to Zion, Traditions and Teachings, The Second Temple

Watch this brief video and experience the joy and feeling of holiness of the people living 20 centuries ago.

Devotions for Tisha B'Av

As Jews around the world mark this most solemn day on the Jewish calendar, use our devotional guide to learn the deeper lessons from this most somber occasion.
The Third Temple, Beit HaMikdash, also known as Solomon's Temple in Israel

Let's Learn About Tisha B'Av

Watch Fellowship President and CEO Yael Eckstein as she explains the history and the traditions associated with Tisha B’Av in this brief video.

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